Tuesday 22 December 2020

A Ghost Story For Christmas: A Warning To The Curious (1972)

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a ghost story, some say, and oft finding an appetite for the seasonally supernatural our heroes Velvet and Blackout set off to Norfolk to excavate the crowning glory of Christmas Eve, 1972 on the BBC. Yes, the televised adaptation of M.R. James’ A Warning To The Curious lures us into a malevolent and malignant mood, courtesy of an avaricious ex-convict and the whipping-boy of an over-zealous social-climber.

Is there an unequivocal connection between the beaches of the United Kingdom, waterproof outer-garments and demoniacal sociopaths? Does the clock shop also sell boxes of fudge with Grouty’s face on the lid? Does anyone still own a pair of plus-fours? The answers to these and less, are inside…

To note:

Thirty. Six.

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